Overdose deaths from heroin and opioid painkillers have been steadily increasing every year in America. This has prompted many healthcare workers to get the word out about life-saving options, including the recently developed drug naloxone. (more…)
The importance of detox in the treatment of opiate addiction.
Will Opiate Detox Be Painful?
Anyone who is addicted to opiates knows that the withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate addiction are severe. One of the exciting parts of quitting opiates is that you will no longer experience opiate withdrawal symptoms after you get clean. However, during the time when you are going through detox treatment for opiate addiction, you will […]
Why Opiate Detox Is Not Enough
Relying on opiate detox to manage addiction is like brushing half your teeth or setting half of a broken leg—detox only treats part of the disease. Traditionally many people, even people in the medical community, believed addiction could be cured with willpower. This belief expected an opiate addict to power through his cravings after he […]
Is Opiate Addiction a Disease?
Opiates are a category of drug made from opium poppies. Also included in this category are semi-synthetic chemical derivatives of alkaloids such as morphine, codeine, heroin and thebaine. Some specific medications that fall within this class include Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, Kadian, and Avinza. In many cases, Hydrocodone products are most commonly prescribed for a variety […]
You Can Get Clean from Opiates and We Can Help
When you struggle with opiate abuse, the first—and often the most difficult—step is to reach out and get help. Thankfully, you have many more options today than ever before. You can text a friend or loved one. You can send an email to a substance abuse counselor or even call someone who cares on the […]
How to Heal from Opiate Addiction
Opium-related medications are powerful and effective medications used for pain management. Very similar to heroin, the drug is very popular for recreational drug use. Opiate addiction usually stems from one of two scenarios. In the first scenario, a physician prescribes someone an opiate pain medication. When a person uses the substance in heavy doses or […]
Recover from Opiate Abuse
Today a wide array of opiates are available, from the illicit (opium, heroin) to prescription pain medications (OxyContin, Demerol, Percocet, Vicodin) and drugs that are usually administered by doctors at hospitals or clinics (buprenorphine, methadone). Some people find themselves caught in the grip of addiction after experimenting with recreational street drugs, while others simply filled […]
Why Go to Opiate Rehab?
Opiates are highly addictive drugs, both physically and psychologically. Many commonly abused drugs are opiates, including the following: Heroin Morphine Hydrocodone Oxycodone Propoxyphene Fentanyl (more…)
Opiate Detox Time
Detoxing from opiates is an involved process. To do it right and safely, it’s important to get medical supervision and wean slowly off the drugs. (more…)
Opiates are narcotic analgesics and contain natural or synthetic opium. Derivatives of this drug commonly include: Morphine Codeine Heroin Hydrocodone Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) Meperidine (Demerol) Oxycodone (Percodan, Percocet) (more…)